Curry Puffs……these little pasties are very popular in Malaysia. I believe in other Asian countries, too. They are found everywhere. There are many types of curry puffs. They come with different pastries and different fillings. I always make the oven baked type to avoid all the frying and cleaning up to do.
However, the other day, I decided to try out the deep fried ones for a gathering of about 40 people. It’s the Spiral Chicken Curry Puffs. That was challenging. It’s the first time I made this type of curry puffs but the result was very rewarding, quite an achievement for me. It’s quite a lot of work; making, frying and cleaning. I made 40 big pieces and all was gone. That proves it’s very delicious. The look was awesome and every bite was so flavourful.
I’ll share my recipe here in 2 parts. Part 1 is to prepare the filling and Part 2 (tomorrow) will be the pastry. I halved the ingredients here so if you follow the recipe here, you can make 20 pieces.
150g cooked chicken (diced)
200g cooked potatoes (diced)
100g red onions (chopped roughly)
1/4 packet curry paste (or 2T curry powder)
1/2 piece chicken stock cube
1/2t chili powder (optional; I didn’t add)
Put the chicken in a pot. Add some water and boil until the chicken is cooked. Remove to let it cool down. Cut into small pieces and leave it aside.
Peel and cut the potatoes into small pieces. Then boil them until cooked. Do not over boil or the potato will become mushy. Remove and leave aside.
Peel the onions and chop it up. I used the processor to do this which is very fast.
Add some oil into a big based frying pan. Add in the onions and fry until translucent. Add in half a packet of the Malaysian curry paste. Add in the chicken stock cube and the salt. Stir well. Lastly add in the chicken and potato. Mix thoroughly. Dish out and set aside to cool. That’s the filling for the Spiral Chicken Curry Puff. Be back tomorrow for the pastry and the wrapping. Spiral Chicken Curry Puff (Part 2 - Pastry)
Have you tried curry puff? What type have you tried? Do you like it? Do you make curry puffs? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
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